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Araluen Lodge

603 Steels Creek Road, Yarra Glen, Victoria 3775, Australia
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Cohuna, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Because of a mix up at another B&B, we found ourselves at Araluen Lodge at the last minute. Gretha was so accomodating and helpful after our long 4 hour drive. We booked in for 2 nights but wished we were able to stay longer. The room was large and the bed huge and comfortable. Everything was very clean, and having... More 

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Caroline Springs, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

wow...luxury villa & lodge....a massive dissapointment.. You see a photo of a majestic villa on the net, you book it and what you get is an inside room with a broken door which you can see inside from the outside, no keys. (you can help yourself into my room if you are a guest of the lodge anytime you like!)...we... More 

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Araluen_Lodge, Owner at Araluen Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Ricardo. We are sorry you felt your stay with us was not what you thought it should be. We have been hosts to thousands of guests during our 20 years as the Yarra Valley's premier boutique accommodation and we pride ourselves on the quality of our accommodation and high level of service we know our... More 

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Mansfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

My husband and I recently had a fantastic 2 night stay at Araluen lodge in September. The villa was clean and very well appointed. Heated floors and towel rails in the bathroom made for a pretty awesome spa. The bed was large and comfy. We enjoyed relaxing both inside and out on the deck watching the antics of the resident... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 via mobile

Had a great weekend at Araluen Lodge. Great room, great setting and Gretha's hosting skills were excellent. Felt welcomed and comfortable. Winery and restaurant suggestions worked for me. The continental breakfast was good in a sun filled breakfast room on a winter morning overlooking the well kept gardens.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

The area the villas are in is beautiful. Rolling hills and wonderful Australian bush. However, we did not see much of it as our villa (number 3) was tucked behind the garage with very little outlook. Some of the others were on high ground with balconies and I could only imagine their view, but not for us. Our villa itself... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I had organised a surprise night away for my husband & I to relax.... My husband had no idea we were staying over night somewhere and as we drove into Araluen Lodge we drove into an Industrial area which was their personal shed with work utes and nowhere to really park. We had just bought a new car & were... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Wanting to spend some quality time together on a girls weekend I booked my mother and me into an Araluen Lodge villa with high expectations - we were not disappointed! After arriving in the afternoon we sat outside on our deck having a chat and a laugh over our complimentary bottle of wine before heading out for dinner in Healesville.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Recently during an overnight stay at the Araluen Villas my partner and I had to leave twice during the night to get basic provisions, as we were leaving the owner yelled out from there house "ARE YOU RIGHT?" which we both thought was quite odd, on our coming back arrival we were greeted with both owners come out from our... More 

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Araluen_Lodge, Owner at Araluen Lodge, responded to this review

The comments made, were not exactly how things were. Araluen Lodge is set in a quiet and tranquil rural setting. We were woken at 2am by the sound of a car arriving at our property, a short time later a car leaving our property. At 4am we again were woken by the sound of a car, I went to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

What a fantastic host, you cannot put a value on Gretha's local knowledge. Everything is thought of in what is an experience not just a getaway. I highly recommend Araluen lodge for your next stay in the Yarra Valley!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

Thank you Gretha for a wonderful weekend. We stayed in the main house, where the accommodation was lovely and the furnishings beautiful. The breakfast area and sitting room are just charming, especially the Dutch plates on the wall. The pool was also much appreciated. Sitting on the deck with the beautiful views, just lovely. Gretha is very knowledgable about wine... More 

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